SUCCESS STORIES : NOAH DEVEAU As a teenager in high school, it’s not uncommon to be confused about which future career path to follow. Noah Deveau was one of those students who was unsure what his next move was – until he heard about the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s (CANS) Building Futures for Youth (BFY) program. “The reason that I applied to the BFY program was because I wanted the experience it could provide me with, but also give me a summer employment opportunity in my hometown of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia,” says Deveau. CANS’ BFY program offers grade 10 [...]
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SUCCESS STORIES : BRANDAN MACDONALD At the start of grade 11 Brendan MacDonald was pretty sure he wanted to pursue a career as an electrician; however after the following summer spent in the Building Futures for Youth program there was no doubt. “It helped confirm for me that I wanted to be an electrician… by the time I finished the summer 2011 placement, I knew for sure that Industrial Electrician would be my career choice.” Through the program Brendan attended 2 weeks of industry specific safety training at NSCC, was registered as a construction trades pre-apprentice and spent the summer [...]
SUCCESS STORIES : COMING SOON We're constantly following up with students who've been a part of the BFY program and learning about how the program helped them find employment and reach their goals. Stay tuned to this page and our website for updated success stories! CANS’ BFY program offers grade 10 and 11 students the opportunity to safely explore careers in the construction sector through paid summer work terms. Through the program students gain experience in a construction industry occupation, earn co-operative education credits, register as construction trades pre-apprentices, make connections with industry, become eligible for scholarship opportunities, and most [...]